In the time since late December, I got a total of three things called “groovebox”. The Akai MPC One is maybe the youngest child of the mother of all grooveboxes. Let’s review it.Read more "Review: Akai MPC One"
This is about a canon (the musical form) which doesn’t sound like one, but more like a chorale. To make things more interesting, it does modulate. There’s also a video.Read more "Music Thoughts: Canons"
The Doepfer A-111-6 is the smallest and cheapest synth voice in Eurorack format. But is it any good? This is one of the “yes, but…” or “even though…” reviews.Read more "Review: Doepfer A-111-6 Mini Synth"
In the last post, we pretty much talked only about rhythm in the context of polymetres (and polyrhythms). And that is pretty much the focus in any introductory text on the topic. However, the things that happen if we use pitched sounds in repetitive, polymetric patterns are also interesting. So today we’ll look at pitched […]Read more "Music Thoughts: Polymetres and Stuff (Part 2 – Melody and Harmony)"
Trends in music products. Synths, processors, studio gear of sorts. With a look at NAMM 2020 discoveries, but also a look at the bigger picture.Read more "Tech Thoughts: Quo Vadis, Music Products?"
The first in a series of posts (probably) about polymetres, polyrhythms and similar stuff. Including modular synths, and looks at music history.Read more "Music Thoughts: Polymetres and Stuff (Part 1 – Introduction)"
This is Airwindows’ latest offering, “Tape”. It’s nothing short of the best tape emulation-style plugin thingie ever.Read more "Review: Airwindows “Tape”"